Immigration Law (5 November – 19 November)

Immigration News

Briefing: Appendix EU, the rules on settled status for EU citizens

Free Movement – 15 November

Free Movement publish a draft report from the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) which consists of ‘commentary by experienced immigration practitioners on the EU Settlement Scheme.’ The Draft Withdrawal Agreement and Appendix EU Immigration Rules are among the legislation and documents discussed.

Windrush victims criticise complexity of compensation form

The Guardian – 13 November

The proposed compensation scheme for Windrush victims has been criticised for being too complex and too long, with not enough being done to provide financial aid and advertise the scheme. Even for those that know about the scheme there have been technical barriers as well as complexity barriers that have deterred them from applying.

Falling numbers of migrants 'creating shortage of skilled workers in Britain'

The Telegraph – 12 November

A new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Adecco Group has revealed the shortage of skilled workers is getting worse, driven by falling interest from EU and non-EU migrants. Employers have voiced concerns over not being able to fill job vacancies.

Port security 'resourced to fail', inspectors told

BBC News – 12 November

Border Force at Dover, Poole, Portsmouth and Southampton all faced understaffing issues in 2017/18, and a recent report has claimed this has made ‘clandestine entry’ of illegal immigrants easier. The penalty system regarding illegal immigrants is broken and Border Force do not currently have the capacity to deal with the issues it is facing.

Home Office scraps scheme that used NHS data to track migrants

The Guardian – 12 November

Following legal action from the Migrants’ Rights Network, a government scheme to track migrants using NHS data has been scrapped. The data sharing deal was made in secret in November 2016. NHS Digital has confirmed it will completely withdraw from the scheme.

Written by Ellie MacKenzie

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